Throughout Mar Mikhael, the street, the buildings, the balconies, the dead spaces, create a certain rhythm, that is carried through the site designated. Against factors of history, time, and change, this rhythm is altered by the story of the ghost, by which every building that exists ends at some point; the ghost is the memory of an existence, it is the impact that a building leaves on its neighboring building, it is because of the shared spaces in Mar Mikhael. This mark on the new building is the coexistence of the new and the old, a reminder of the ephemeral.
A souk naturally forms itself on the pins and boards against a big inclined wall, when this is done with, the people of the souk leave their hangers and pieces of clothes and products on the wall; consequently this prepares the ambiance for the fashion runway that takes place on a path along the side. A pool of water forms near one of the entrances and provides a soothing place for the passers by and the dance school, and when this water is taken out or evaporated, the plaza it leaves becomes a performance area.
|qualitative physical models|
|"the ghost" : the existing transformations of the surrounding buildings / neighborhood|
A street leads to a ramp that gives a progressive look at the design workshop happening underground, and then takes the user to the souk , where the work is exhibited and to the public plazas.The functions are based on the memory of the previous function.
|view of the park|
|ground floor plan|
|first floor plan|